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Vulnerability Assessment Details
enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-03
(enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Erik Sjolund discovered several issues in enscript: it suffers
from several buffer overflows (CVE-2004-1186), quotes and shell escape
characters are insufficiently sanitized in filenames (CVE-2004-1185),
and it supported taking input from an arbitrary command pipe, with
unwanted side effects (CVE-2004-1184).
A possible hacker could design malicious files or input data which, once
feeded into enscript, would trigger the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running enscript.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All enscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/enscript-1.6.3-r3"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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